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On Immigration, it’s GOP v. GOP

Jeff Jacoby,  THE MORNING after President Obama’s State of the Union address, Politico had a story on how Republicans had responded to one contentious issue. The headline: “Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages.” That would be Reince Priebus, the Republican Party chairman. His “struggle” was to clarify why Iowa’s new senator, Joni Ernst, said […] Read More →

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

 The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives. Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Govs. Rick […] Read More →

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

 A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that critics fear could allow businesses to discriminate against gay customers, the former head of the country’s largest Protestant […] Read More →

Meet the GOP’s 19 Presidential Candidates

 It’s pretty clear that the twin entries of Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney into the presidential election earlier this month has had a major effect on the other candidates. It increased their activity level, and perhaps their confidence.  So where does the field stand today? (Cheap joke answer: in a very, very, large room). There’s a […] Read More →

Republicans Surrender to Infanticide

David Harsanyi,   Evidently, Republicans don’t feel competent enough to make a case against infanticide. Why else would the GOP pull its 20-week abortion limit bill? Here’s a short list of things that are less popular than banning late-term abortions: “Acting” on climate change. “Free” community college. Taxing the wealthy. Building the Keystone XL pipeline. President […] Read More →

For Obama And His Keystone Cops, This New Pipeline Poll Could Be A Game Changer

Buoyed by outspoken environmentalists, climate change doomsayers, and liberal lawmakers, President Obama has repeatedly threatened to veto any bill that Congress might send him to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a measure to move forward with the controversial pipeline project. That legislation is now in […] Read More →

The GOP’s 20 Car Pile-up – Vote Here Now

Hugh Hewitt,   Mitt Romney’s entry into the 2016 race for the GOP nomination has caught almost every observer of American politics flat-footed. Almost. Some did see it coming. And their early entry is not for lack of alternatives. Many among the would-be nominees on the Republican side of the aisle are extremely accomplished: Governors Chris […] Read More →

Christie critics add Texas-sized issue to their list, ahead of potential 2016 presidential run

Any hopes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might have had about home-state controversies fading into the past now seem dashed by a new, Texas-sized headache. Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is facing criticism about him and family members attending several Dallas Cowboy football games as a guest of team owner Jerry Jones. Beyond […] Read More →

House approves ObamaCare bill despite veto threat

The House voted Thursday to curb a provision in ObamaCare that some lawmakers say is hurting the job market, as the new Republican-controlled Congress moved quickly to challenge the administration on several fronts. The House voted 252-172 for the ObamaCare bill, which tweaks the law’s definition of full-time workers who must be offered employer-provided health […] Read More →

You May Have Seen Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi Probe Go Off The Rails If This Didn’t Just Happen

This has to be Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare.  On May 8, 2014, the House of Representatives voted to establish the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya. South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy was chosen as its chairman. Since then, the bi-partisan panel has conducted numerous private interviews and held […] Read More →